Vol 95, No 12 (2005)

Table of Contents

News PDF
Chris Bateman 914
Mixed bag PDF
Bridget Farham 938
Practice Management PDF
Jonathan Spencer Jones 916

From the Editor

Prevention, not treatment, remains the Holy Grail for winning the war against HIV and AIDS PDF
Daniel J Ncayiyana 899

Editor's choice

Editor's Choice PDF
J P van Niekerk 901

Correspondence

Stamping out blindness PDF
Juzer Surka 902
Improving the quality of cause-of-death statistics in South Africa - some practical steps PDF
Sulaiman Bah 902
Myths, magic and medicine PDF
Reg Engelbrecht 903

Izindaba

Ethnic tensions aggravate nursing shortage PDF
  905
Could a snip in time save lives? PDF
  908
Forging a new direction - WSU PDF
  910

Forum

Twenty years of medical education in rural South Africa - experiences of the University of Transkei Medical School and lessons for the future PDF
Enoch N Kwizera, Ehi U Igumbor, Lizo E Mazwai 920
Should we be initiating anteretroviral therapy earlier? an argument in favour PDF
Robin Wood 926
Symptomatic hyperlactataemia and lactic acidosis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy PDF
Ingrid Eshun-Wilson, Patrick Soentjens, Michele Zeier, Jantjies Taljaard 929
Development and organisation of an instructional course on epidemic / outbreak preparedness and response for health workers in the Eastern Cape PDF
David L Buso, Ehi U Igumbor, Jose M Martinez, Amalio del Rio 932

Obituaries

Muriel Gruss (1912 - 2005) PDF
  940
Walter Savage PDF
  941

Editorial

Surrogate motherhood PDF
S Nosarka, T F Kruger 942

Scientific letters

Ehrlichia ruminantium, an emerging human pathogen - a further report PDF
M Louw, M T E P Allsopp, E C Meyer, comment by Elizabeth Wasserman 948
Ocular rhinosporidiosis PDF
M C Salazar Campos, J Surka, M Garcia Jardon, N Bustamante 950

Original articles

Glucose tolerance in rural women with pre-eclampsia PDF
M Mammen, G A B Buga, J E Iputo 955
Facilitating the integrated small-group tutorial in a medical programme - the University of Transkei (UNITRA) experience PDF
Jehu E Iputo 959
Firearm fatalities in the Transkei region of South Africa, 1993 - 2004 PDF
B L Meel 963
The cost of a rapid-test VCT clinic in South Africa PDF
Coline E McConnel, Nicci Stanley, Jo-Ann du Plessis, Christian S Pitter, Fathima Abdulla, Hoosen M Coovadia, Elliot Marseille, James G Kahn 968
Comparison of inflammatory response to polyglytone 6211 and polyglecaprone 25 in a rat model PDF
Johan Heerden 972

Guidelines

Diagnosis and Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Childhood - South African Thoracic Society Guidelines PDF
H J Zar, P Jeena, P Jeena, A Argent, A Argent, R Gie, R Gie, S A Madhi, S A Madhi, and the member of the Working Groups of the Paediatric Assembly of the South African Thoracic Society, and the member of the Working Groups of the Paediatric Assembly of the South African Thoracic Society 975-990